The Centre was founded in 1985 to provide a facility for the residents and young people of the Belle Vue Estate. Through hard work and dedication of a management group made up of local residents, the Centre quickly developed a reputation for delivering quality services to the people of Hartlepool.
Front view of the Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre
In 2001/2002 the Hartlepool New Deal for Communities Regeneration Programme and the European Regional Development Fund granted more than £2 million to extend the Centre and create the first class facility that exists today.
Early 2017 Belle Vue Centre will further broaden its provision by working alongside partners providing high-quality early years and parent services for couple relationship support. Providing a base where couples, co-parents and families can meet and obtain information, advice, guidance and practical support when required.
A programme is continuing to be developed that will enable the Belle Vue Centre to extend its range of services both independently and with partners to provide initiatives so that all its users can be involved and find and access what they need.
The Centre is the delivery point of strategies that enable local people overcome disabilities, obstacles and barriers to achieve full potential so our clients and customers achieve and sustain the best outcomes in life.
To eliminate underachievement and promote prosperity by individuals, groups and communities in society, education, health, economy, personal and community safety and work.
To deliver the promises that we make to our users;
The Bob Farrow Centre recognises that some sections of the community experience disadvantage and discrimination due to factors such as race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and age. The Centre is committed to working towards the elimination of such disadvantage and discrimination. It will do this in all of its activities, ensuring that its policies and procedures for both service and delivery and employment are fair and equitable.
The Centre is committed to valuing fully the differences which make each person unique and recognises that people's needs vary considerably and equality of opportunity is about treating people as individuals and providing a sensitive service to meet the diverse needs of the community.
The Centre is also committed to complying with the law and relevant codes of practice.